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Laura Pulido – “Taking it to the Streets: Race, Popular Education and Local History”

University of Maryland, College Park

Semana de la Latina Presents

“Taking it to the Streets: Race, Popular Education and Local History”

Laura Pulido, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity,

University of Southern California

Tuesday, April 30

4 – 6 p.m.

Marie Mount, Maryland Room

Please join us for Dr. Laura Pulido’s keynote address for Semana de la Latina, “Taking it to the Streets: Race, Popular Education and Local History.” Her talk will address the impetus behind her recently co-authored book, A People’s Guide to Los Angeles, which is a “deliberate political disruption of the way Los Angeles is commonly known and experienced….Struggles over who and what counts as ‘historic’ and worthy of a visit involve decisions about who belongs and who doesn’t, who is worth remembering and who can be forgotten, who we have been and who we are becoming” (4).

Dr. Pulido is a Professor American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Professor Pulido researches race, political activism, Chicana/o Studies, critical human geography, and Los Angeles. She studies how various groups experience racial and class oppression, how these experiences differ among particular communities of color, and how they mobilize to create a more socially-just world. Asking such questions, Professor Pulido has done extensive work in the field of environmental justice, social movements, labor studies, and radical tourism.